MaRS panel: will FinTech, AI replace Bay St. jobs?

The MaRS Centre is hosting the next installment of its #FutureofWork series on Feb. 22 with a panel discussion on artificial intelligence in finance and commerce.

The event follows on the series’ previously sold-out session on artificial intelligence and robotics. Health and energy and the environment will be covered later in the series.

Panelists in this #FutureofWork session are still to be confirmed but will include entrepreneurs in the fields of knowledge work, financial services and commerce, along with experts in the commercialization of technology. They will examine new paradigms that are yet to be understood.

The event invitation explains, “The disruption of knowledge work is particularly visible in financial services. AI-enabled solutions on the market today include tools that can analyze contracts, robo-advisors and algorithms that can predict markets. There are many revolutionary technologies in development as well – from threat detection software that can increase security to machines that can analyze a greater volume of data than ever before.”

The invitation is timely in that recent regulatory projects in the FinTech sector have made Canada’s finance and FinTech industries the focus for development of new technology.

The invitation asks, “Change inevitably brings uncertainty. It is an economic necessity for Canada that we adapt to the emerging models of work that AI and robotics are initiating. But what does all of this mean for the #FutureofWork in Finance & Commerce?”

The panel event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the MaRS Centre, 101 College St. Admission is $10.